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South Korea will ban to eat dog from 2027

South Korea will ban to eat dog from 2027

South Korea will ban to eat dog from 2027

On January 09, South Korea’s parliament convened to deliberate on a bill to ban the consumption of dog meat.

The proposal overwhelmingly passed with 208 votes in favor and 0 against.

The legislation encompasses a comprehensive prohibition on breeding, slaughtering, trading, and selling dog meat.

A three-year transition grace period has been established, making the full ban on slaughtering and selling dog meat effective in 2027.


Under the new law, individuals found slaughtering dogs for consumption purposes could face a maximum sentence of three years in prison or a fine of up to 30 million Korean won (approximately 23,000 U.S. dollars).

Those involved in breeding, reproducing, or selling dogs may be subject to a maximum penalty of two years in prison or a fine of up to 20 million Korean won (about 15,000 U.S. dollars).

However, the legislation does not explicitly deem consumers of dog meat as violating the law.


A recent survey in South Korea revealed that over 90% of respondents expressed their unwillingness to consume dog meat.

The consumption of dog meat in the country has faced international criticism in recent years, with a growing chorus of opposition, particularly among the younger generation.

Animal rights activists were seen protesting on the streets of Seoul in 2017, urging the government to enact laws prohibiting the consumption of dog meat and advocating for the protection of dogs.


Currently, South Korea is home to approximately 1,150 dog farms, 34 slaughterhouses, 219 distributors, and around 1,600 restaurants selling dog meat products.

The South Korean government previously announced a three-year grace period for the industry to cease operations, accompanied by economic compensation.

Nevertheless, some industry representatives argue that consuming dog meat is a part of Korean tradition and that banning its sale would jeopardize their livelihoods.

In November of last year, nearly 100 dogs were brought to the presidential residence in protest against the impending ban.


South Korea will ban to eat dog from 2027

South Korea will ban to eat dog from 2027

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